Re: [gardeners] wildgarden list

George Shirley (
Sun, 11 Oct 1998 08:19:49

U.S. Department of Agriculture strongly recommends pouring the boiling mix
of vinegar/water over the beans in the jar, wiping the jar threads, sealing
the jar, and then into a boiling water bath for at least 10 minutes for
pints and 15 for quarts. With a 50:50 vinegar/water mix there shouldn't be
any spoilage after the BWB. 

Folks, if you're into preserving your own food you need to surf the net for
the USDA foodsafety page and maybe lurk on newsgroup
for awhile. Recommended preserving methods have changed drastically in the
last 30 years.


At 04:27 AM 10/11/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Penny,
>    We usually use the hot pack method. Does the cold water make the
>beans stay crisper?
>penny x stamm wrote:
>> Allen, just ran across the original of my recipe for Dilly Beans.
>> It says that I used to place all the green beans in a jar, and
>> would then bring all the other ingredients to a boil before
>> filling the jar with the liquid. You may like that better..
>> I currently use cold liquid.
>> Penny, NY
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